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Another arrest in Al Noor orphanage case

The manager of the Al Noor orphanage has been arrested in connection with the abuse of children at the facility. It’s believed the 26-year-old man handed himself over to police on Monday. Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the suspect appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate Court[…]

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SANDF says Cele gave too much away: report

Police Minister Bheki Cele should not have announced when the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was coming in to support the South African Police Services (SAPS) in the gang-infested areas of Cape Town. According to Netwerk24, this was the sentiment of SANDF spokesperson Brigadier General Mafi Mgobozi, who told[…]

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SANDF decision welcomed, but not without criticism

By Tasneem Adams Lucinda Evans literally cried when she heard the news that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) would be deployed to the gang-ridden streets of the Cape Flats. It’s a fight she and other community crime fighters have endured for years – one which fell on deaf[…]

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Minor involved in the rape of Bonteheuwel baby

By Loushe Jordaan Gilbert The family of an eight-month-old Bonteheuwel baby found to have been sexually violated have accused a young girl, well known to the family, of being behind the alleged rape. These shocking revelations emerged this week, as the family of the infant broke their silence. The Bonteheuwel[…]

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Focus on police leadership, SANDF not the solution – SJC

By Anees Teladia With increasing calls from Western Cape communities for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to be deployed in gang-ridden areas, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) has appealed for a focus on applying pressure on national and provincial police leadership, rather than on demanding the army’s presence.[…]

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SANDF still a no-go, Cele to meet with police management

By Anees Teladia With gang violence in the Western Cape proving to be unrelenting, members of the Mitchells Plain Cluster Community Policing Forum (CPF) met with the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele to discuss ways of stabilising the province. Several high-profile cases of gang violence have occurred in the[…]

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Two teens nabbed for alleged hijacking in Nyanga

Two teenagers were arrested after a car was hijacked in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Friday morning, Western Cape police said. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said they were nabbed 10 minutes after the silver Nissan Almera was hijacked at around 11:45. “The vicinity was patrolled, and the vehicle was[…]

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